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Important facts to know before you go to Maldives -Plan out your vacation!

Tipped to be one of the world's most pristine beach hubs the island paradise of Maldives is a dream destination for travellers from around the globe.


Culinary Experiences

It is no secret that Maldives resorts offer delectable cuisines at exciting onsite dining venues. Dining alfresco by the water's edge or at underwater restaurants and sipping exotic cocktails at sundown can all be part of the holiday experience.


Stay Aware of Cultural and Religious Regulations

Travellers who are heading to the beach paradise of Maldives should first be aware that the country is an Islamic nation. Although one may not see visible signs of Islamic cultural practices unlike in United Arab Emirates or Indonesia the Maldives is an Islamic country with most of the governing principles of its legal system steeped in Islamic religious influences. Although tolerance for other religions and beliefs is also part of the culture coaxing citizens to attend events or gatherings of another faith is considered illegal. You also cannot distribute bibles or other religious texts among the local populace while products made from pork are also prohibited from entering the country.


Dress Code and Rules of Conduct

Beachgoers should be aware that there are no topless or nude beaches in the Maldives and modest beachwear is appropriate when vacationing in the resort hotspots of the archipelago. Bikinis are acceptable within resort grounds although elsewhere wearing revealing clothing can cause offence and is considered inappropriate especially in the capital Male. Avoid wearing shorts and shoulder bearing clothing when shopping or travelling around the capital and keep public displays of affection to a minimum as holding hands is also considered inappropriate in non-resort locations. The rules apply to both LGBT couples as well as heterosexual couples on honeymoon in the country.


Relax & Unwind

Stay in gorgeous accommodation and enjoy equally gorgeous views throughout the day. Lie on the sand and let the tropical sun warm your body. Swim in shallow blue lagoons by day and experience soothing spa treatments in the evenings. To get the best out of your vacation, look for Maldives 5 star hotels to stay in, such as Adaaran Prestige Vadoo.


Water Sports

Canoeing, sailing, wind surfing, water skiing, game fishing, sunset fishing and a range of motorized water sports can be enjoyed at many resorts.


Visit Male

Visit the country's capital on a day trip for a spot of shopping, to visit historic sites, to meet the locals and to experience the vibe here.


Security and Safeguarding Belongings

In spite of the low rates of criminal activity on the islands, it is never safe to leave one's belongings unattended on the beach or in public places of your resort. Thieves are well aware of how beachgoers sneak their smartphones and cash under towels and day bags when spending time in the water so stow away your valuables in the hotel's safety deposit box and nowhere else.